Sandra Cavallo, author of Artisans of the body in early modern Italy, has had some wonderful reviews of the book, both in the latest issue of Gender in History and at the enormous Reviews in History website.
Click here to go to our web page and learn a little more about it. It also has a sample chapter there which is completely free for you to read.
Reviews in History has this to say about the book:-
‘The book is a meticulous study… and has the merit of interweaving several lines of inquiry into one coherent picture.’
Guido Giglioni, Warburg Institute
Gender in History says:-
‘The wealth of the archival evidence, together with Cavallo’s continuous attempts to make sense of a wide range of issues from the artisans’ own point of view makes this an exceptionally valuable source, and a highly important contribution to the scholarship on the social, cultural and medical history of early modern Italy.’
Paula Hohti, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies